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About The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards features ingredient-driven California wine country cuisine using sustainably and organically grown local ingredients. While the menu holds its foundation in American dishes, it is influenced by French and Italian provincial cuisine. The seasonal menu changes daily, utilizing produce from The Restaurant's on-site organic production garden. The award-winning wine list offers more than 1,000 selections, providing numerous options for wine pairings.

5050 Arroyo Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday - Saturday: 11:30am -2:30pm
Dinner: 5:00 – 8:00 Sunday - Monday
5:00 - 8:45 Tuesday - Saturday
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Concannon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 456-2450

Website:
http://www.wentevineyards.com/restaurant/

Entertainment:
Northern California’s most unique concert experiences, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards offer the ultimate entertainment experience by combining stellar performances by top name headliners with the stunning ambiance of a spectacular vineyard setting. Harry Connick Jr, Sheryl Crow, Bill Cosby, James Taylor, Kenny Loggins, The Fray and Natalie Merchant are among the performers who have appeared at Wente. For more information, visit us online at www.wentevineyards.com/concerts.

Catering:
Serving the Greater Bay Area, Catering with Wente Vineyards provides a full range of personalized catering options. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, family to corporate events, Wente Vineyards infuses its wine country style into every occasion. Catering with Wente Vineyards shares The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards philosophy to use the very best sustainably and organically grown local ingredients to create sublime wine country fare. Executive Catering Chef Jeff Farlow leads the catering team.

Parking Details:
For your convenience, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards offers our guests complimentary parking

Executive Chef:
Mike Ward

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wente Vineyards can accommodate a variety of special events including rehearsal dinners, showers, anniversaries and other occasions. Our historic, hand-dug sandstone caves are perfect for private wine tastings and other events.

Private Dining

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Livermore Valley Wine Country, Wente Vineyards provides a setting and experience unmatched in the Bay Area. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, family parties to corporate events, Wente Vineyards infuses wine country hospitality into every event.

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (63)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for a Date (44)
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Notable Wine List (42)
Worth the Drive (38)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Scenic View (34)
Romantic (33)
Local Ingredients (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Groups (25)
Great for Lunch (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Great for Brunch (21)
Business Meals (21)
Seasonal (19)
Authentic (13)
Cozy (13)
Organic (13)
Healthy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Celebrating our First Date Anniversary. We eat here a few times a year and have always had good experiences. Including the concert series. The setting is warm, lovely without being too stuffy feeling. We eat on the earlier side so we can see the outdoors, which is lovely and get to see the setting sun with the view and lights. We always find the food very good but this evening the food was above and beyond excellent. The service, with Mark our waiter, was also way, way above and beyond. A super experience!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Chris was wonderfully attentive. We really enjoyed the sublime sea scallops and crudo appetizer.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

When we arrive at 5:15pm on Monday night, the restaurant had a very odd smell---something between sewage and Clorox.

Food was mediocre, not terribly warm when it reached our table. Scallops were very salty. I have enjoyed many meals at Wente in the past that were outstanding and truly a memorable dining experience. Something was really missing. Monday night was simply mediocre at best.

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vip
·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great food and great service, only complaint was I table was next to a large piece of furniture, one of those table that some restaurants stuff in to take full advantage of the space. My wife and I both had the pork belly to start with and the filet . Taste is so fresh and well paired.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our family gathered here for a post-holiday get together. Most had never been before and all were impressed with the the food, service, wine, and ambience.

Wente has been a favorite of mine as a place to lunch with friends especially in warmer weather outside. It is always a pleasure to linger over the wonderful food.

We especially enjoyed the fish appetizer, the cheese and charcuterie plate, and pork chop, but everything was tasty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve fixed menu, great meal with great wine pairing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Wente for the 2nd year in a row. This time we had the tasting menu. The food and the wine pairing were good with a couple of exceptions. I was not fond of 1 of the wines and the dessert was a bit heavy for our taste. The pork tenderloin, which was not on the main menu, but only with the tasting menu, was beyond fabulous. Great stuff.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Visit the Tasting Room across the courtyard before 6:30 pm. Elegant restaurant atmosphere for special occasions or just a fine dinner experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food. Loved coming here until they stopped selling gift cards at Costco! They had raised their prices, now too expensive without the Costco gift cards.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We've been going to Wente's since they first opened. For years it has been my favorite restaurant in the Valley. Now, every time we go the portions seem smaller and the price is higher. The food is still great but the value is not so much.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I think that on Christmas Eve there should be other choices than breakfast items. I realize that this year it fell on a Sunday, but consideration should have been given to this being a special day and more entree choices should have been served. I was disappointed in the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for a pre Christmas dinner. Ready to spend money and have a great romantic night. Instead it was one mess up after another. Service was definitely lacking and rushed as we seemed to get whatever left over time our server could muster. Bread came out late, without oil and butter to which during our meal our server noticed and asked if we wanted some. Then forgot to get it and we had to ask. This was important because my meal was inedible. My wine came just before my meal. I could clearly see the bartender look at it and stare into the distance several times while it just sat at the bar ready for pick up. My pork chop came out raw and cold in which the server agreed it was under done. It was basically a huge chunk of fat and bone on to of cauliflower that was barely cooked. I was honestly disgusted by it and lost my appetite. We took it home but it was thrown away. Everything we were hoping to order that night ,they were out of and what we ended up with was less than good. Over all it’s a pretty place but if service and food doesn’t match the price point I will never go back. So sad, I had high hopes for this place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and service were very good but I think they are using deceptive practices to up sell. I ordered a Caesar salad and the waiter asked if I wanted anchovies. Sure, why not. We both ordered steaks and the waiter asked if we wanted truffles on them. Again, sure why not. The bill came and the anchovies were and additional $4.00. The truffles, two very small dishes on the side were an additional $20.00 each. No mention on the menu, not a word from our server that adding mushrooms was going to almost double the price. I would not discourage you from going, but if the server asks "do you want" ask how much it will add so you do not get burned like I did.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Celebrated the holidays with friends. A lovely memory.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We enjoy the food, concerts and the environment. I always feel like I am going to the "country" and I enjoy that.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I've been to the restaurant many times without any problems. This most recent time food was very good as usual but service was slow. Not sure if it was new waiter or other problem (it took over 3 hours from start to finish). Wente did follow up on this review, which I greatly appreciated as it shows they care. I've always loved it out there and will try them again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Celebrating 35 year anniversary
Wonderful meal, service and venue
We plan to visit more frequently signing up for reasonable membership
Thank you for making dinner a special memory for us

Frank Zimmermann

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent experience all around great food great wine and exceptional service

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great meal. Pork chop was amazing. Great service, special place.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I usually have a meal at this restaurant for special occasions but this time my food was a disappointing but the server went out of his way to make things better.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It serves very pricey but excellent dishes. Waiters are courteous and helpful. Not everyday place but special celebration one. They accommodate treenut allergy well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Organic, Disabled Access, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wente Restaurant is our family's first choice to celebrate special occasions. The food and service is always exceptional. And the location is very pleasant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is always a fun place to go. Great food and fond memories!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Restaurant is nice inside. Service is generally good. In summer months with outside dining. If there is a wedding going on it is too noisy.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellence in every aspect. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Chose this place mid day and booked a reservation. We arrived on time and was immediately seated. Jason was our waiter and helped us out with all of our dinner questions. My wife is gluten free and he explained all the choices and options that were available to her and also what the chef could rearrange to make her happy. When they said the pork chop was worth every penny, they were not joking. It was absolutely amazing, and the flavor was out of this world. My wife's filet was cooked to her liking (med/well) and was still tender as could be. We paired with a Wente pino wine and at the end of our dinner the flavors we could still taste in our mouths made us make note that we will be making the hour and fifteen minute drive from home again to dine here!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Classy, great service - our first time there & will definitely be back for romantic dinner experience & intimate ambiance!😍👌🏼

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A mixture of pluses and minuses. The lunch menu offered very few healthy options for non red meat eaters, but the vegetarian scramble that came with diced potatoes - and nothing else - was very good. Home baked cranberry-orange muffins @ $10. each were optional. The restaurant is pretty. Lovely views. The service was good. The bathroom needs serious updating. Later we returned for a quick bite. Although the butternut squash soup was delicious, it was only lukewarm and on the pricey side at $15. The homemade bread that was only brought when we asked for it was wonderful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My daughter and I decided to try the wine pairing menu. We were so gelad we did. The dinner was so delicious- from for the pork belly and roasted beets, the butternut squash risotto with truffles( done withna light hand and absolutely delicious) to the perfectly prepared pork tenderloin. Every course was seasoned perfectly and the selected wines on point. Our waitress was fantastic- . We will definitely come back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Extremely disappointed. Usually the food and the service is great. Tonight the server seemed disinterested in our experience. And the food was all room temperature and lacking flavor. Just tasted salty. Unfortunately for the price you pay at Wente we can’t see going back again. It’s unfortunate because typically it is a jewel in the valley.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Although we were sad to see the hamburgers are no longer on the menu our food was good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We always enjoy the beautiful main dining room, great service, and very good food. We prefer to come for lunch or brunch so we can also enjoy the scenery outside the restaurant. It's so disappointing that they don't open on Mondays through Thursdays anymore.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was good but prices went up a lot

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We eat here quite often and enjoy the fact that the staff, while all friendly and professional, have also mostly been there for a long time. The menu changes regularly and this time we really enjoyed their take on fried chicken (the accompanying Ranch style dressing for dipping seemed a bit out of place) but truffle honey or such would have made it epic! The steak tartare and crispy shrimp (chipotle?) starters were wonderful and seating outside is always a plus in November!?

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent atmosphere, great service, host was awesome, food was spectacular

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I’ve eaten at Wende for many years and had exceptional service, which is why this evening was such a shock. I literally could not get our water over to our table, and had to get up 5 times during dinner to ask for service of one kind or another. Our reservation was for 8, but we arrived and were seated early (7:45). We did not get our dinner served until 9 p.m. I had to ask for everything from water, to silverware, to order a drink and to ask for the temperature to be adjusted. No one ever came over to ask how our meal was, and when we finally got our bill, it was incorrect. I had to flag down someone again to get our waiter. Honestly, he appeared high, and his indifference was verging on rude. The food was its usual reliably great quality, even if it took 75 minutes to get. Also, it was my daughter’s birthday, and they did comp the desert, which was nice. I hate to be stingy on tips - I know its all pooled, so it won’t really effect him, especially during the holidays, but this fail was so over the top. Granted our reservation was obviously the last, and we were the last out of the restaurants (not entirely our fault as it took so long to get our food), but if you cannot accommodate customers at a certain reservation time, I suggest not making those reservation times available.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was excellent, service was good, great ambiance. Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Was a little disappointed though that they didn’t offer a complimentary dessert despite me mentioning the reservation was for a birthday on OpenTable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Every time that we’ve dined here we have had an exceptional experience. The staff is always very friendly and accommodating and the food and the wine menu are fantastic. Great place for a date or special occasion and I think it’s safe to say, this is probably the finest restaurant in Livermore when looking for fine dining.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Was fantastic food nice romantic environment service was great wine was perfectly selected for meal

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Half off bottle month?! 10+ Wagyu - delicious! Excellent crudo. Look forward to going back.

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